“Now more than ever it is relevant to have a programme that puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of what to include, not the box ticker it is for most.
theSpaceUK does not put profits or fame on its agenda, instead giving a chance to shows that defy the norm, featuring the most LGBTQ+ shows of any venue company. It was open, fresh and at times, a tough medicine but exactly what was needed.
The programme rightly won our most dynamic programme award of 2019, down to its variety of shows and all round passion for diversity. More than just LGBTQ+ it hosted shows tackling racism, disabilities and more. No area of theatre was off limits and all ceilings were broken. theSpaceUK has leaped forward and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
We had a great time at theSpace this year and managed a 50% increase in audience numbers over the previous years figures .. we’d love to come back to Surgeons’ Hall in 2020 if you have room for us ..
It has been a very successful Fringe for Loving the Enemy. We had Friday almost sold out and Saturday a total sell-out with Monday to Thursday around two thirds full.
The show was really well received and we had very positive reviews.
Another fab year. Pencil us in for next year- same time, same place ;)
The one thing we all agree on was that theSpace @ Surgeons Hall was the best possible venue and the support from theSpaceUK was extremely helpful.
Just wanted to send our official thanks for your hosting us this year. The entire week ran much easier than we expected and it was mainly due to your amazing production staff (Lowry, Alex, Simon, and all the friendly FOH) being so helpful and accommodating. As you'll be aware, the Italia Conti lot are always a rather massive bunch, with far too much set every year but you guys were great and made us all feel very welcome. With the school focusing so hard on us creating our own work after graduating, I can honestly say a massive amount of people in the year have had an excellent experience there last week, and I'm sure they wouldn't hesitate to get back in touch to hopefully produce more future work at the fringe.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you and the entire theSpaceUK team for helping us launch NOIR HAMLET at this year's Fringe. The consistent size and enthusiasm of our audiences exceeded our greatest projections and our entire troupe had a memorable run. We averaged over 50 audience members per show and our second week, at Venue 9, played to capacity. Nick and your publicity department and Fay and the production team were prompt and thorough in their responses to our many questions in the months leading up to Fringe and you, of course, very effectively schooled me in this thing called FRINGE. We felt very well prepared for our two weeks in Edinburgh. Thanks to all of you.
Thank you so much for all of your hardwork and help this year! We had a fantastic time at fringe and have received some great feedback from audiences!
I have just submitted the survey, but wanted to personally say thank you for all your help, and everything the Space has done for us this Fringe. We had a great experience, and everyone was really helpful during our two weeks.
It was a great experience and a big learning curve for us but we felt very thankful for the guidance in preparing our show and enjoyed our time in theSpace@NiddrySt. The Upper Theatre is a lovely space and the team were so helpful. Special thanks to the Maria and Alex who jumped in to help us on emergency operations and were just lovely to work with.